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Welcome to the University of Zuerich

Highlights

  • Inheriting the Ability to Adapt

    Genetic diversity enables plants to adapt. Research conducted by plant geneticist Ueli Grossniklaus on the epigenetic inheritance of traits is opening up new opportunities for breeding crops.

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URPP Highlights

Social Networks, Global Change and Biodiversity, Financial Market Regulation: UZH’s University Research Priority Programs tackle pressing societal problems. Read about some of the highlights from the eight concluding programs.
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Shaping the Future

Seven faculties, over 150 departments and more than 200 study programs: benefit from the interdisciplinary and pioneering spirit of Switzerland’s largest university.
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Education at the Cutting-Edge

The teaching at UZH is varied, dynamic and high quality, designed to meet the needs of a rapidly changing society with innovation and creativity.
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Research Excellence

Imagination, daring, patience and determination are vital to shed light on scientific unknowns and make breakthrough discoveries. For this, freedom and space to reflect and question are required.
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Exhilarating Variety

UZH encompasses a huge breadth of differing but mutually stimulating perspectives, ways of thinking and academic milieus. Our knowledge and findings are made to be shared: let yourself be inspired.
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Current Events

Lectures, guided tours, panel discussions – find out what our researchers are working on in our public events.

News

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Precious Biodiversity

The latest UZH Magazin explores the links between climate change and biodiversity and how nature’s ingenuity could help us adapt to the changing environment.
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Something for All Ages

Discover the breadth and depth of university research in our guided tours of museums, collections and special exhibitions.

Events

  • Today
    11:30 Uhr
    Sonntagsführung: Neozoen – neue Tierarten erobern die Schweiz
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  • Today
    14:00 Uhr
    Familien-Workshops: Dinosaurier – damals und heute, Vögel sind Dinos
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  • Today
    15:00 Uhr
    Familien-Workshops: Dinosaurier – damals und heute, Vögel sind Dinos
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  • Sun, 28.7.
    11:30 Uhr
    Sonntagsführung: Dinosaurier durch die Zeit (für Erw.)
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  • Sun, 28.7.
    14:00 Uhr
    Familien-Workshops: Dinosaurier – damals und heute, aus klein wird riesig
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  • Sun, 28.7.
    15:00 Uhr
    Familien-Workshops: Dinosaurier – damals und heute, aus klein wird riesig
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  • Sun, 4.8.
    11:30 Uhr
    Sonntagsführung: Fokus Primaten: Verhalten, Vielfalt, Forschung
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Planning to Join Us from Abroad?

The University of Zurich is home to students and staff from over 120 countries. Find out more about our diverse and inspiring learning, research and working environment.
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UZH Condemns Events in the Middle East Conflict

We observe the developments in the Middle East with great concern and call on all parties involved to respect international humanitarian law, particularly the duty to protect civilians.
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Solidarity with Ukraine

Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine lasts on. UZH continues to support refugees, people affected, and UZH members.